Tag Archives: Copyright Laws

Copyright in Europe

Last year, the European Commission launched a public consultation on issues on Copyright Rules, trying to harmonise the Copyright laws and the impact of digital technologies. We published a post about it last 30 January.

 On 5 March 2014 EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations) submitted their response to this consultation. You can read a briefing and access the full pdf document at their web page.  LIBER (Association on European Research Libraries) set out its position on the same issue through a statement accessible through this link and so did EIFL last 7 March in its seven point plan.

Copyright public consultation

The European Union has launched a public consultation to gather input on the review of the EU copyright rules. Everyone can fill the questionnaire and submit it before next 5th February. All the contributions will be published on the Internet. 

The full information is available at this link.

EIFL-IP and the Estonia’s new copyright bill

EIFL-IP has worked with the National Library of Estonia, the Consortium of Estonian Libraries Network (ELNET) and the Estonian Librarians Association to actively engage libraries in the planned new copyright law of Estonia, that is expected by September 2014.

They have worked in a plan for actively engage libraries in the copyright law, and to inform the general public about emerging copyright issues that libraries face everyday, such as the lending of e-books.

You can check the case study and the other advocacy campaigns in relation with the matter.